I have downloaded VS Code on Elementary OS, and I followed the setup instruction of Setting up Visual Studio Code on linux.
The executable file "code" seems to be unknown, it is not opening, Any ideas?
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Try to open it by running in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):
If it work you can make a shortcut (so you will only need to run
code to open Code):
sudo ln -s /opt/VSCode-linux-x64/Code /usr/local/bin/code
Microsoft published an official Visual Studio Code package for Linux which is packaged as a snap package. To install Visual Studio Code on Debian-based distributions and other distributions that support snap packages, open the terminal and type:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install code-insiders --classic
A snap in classic confinement behaves as a traditionally packaged application with full access to the system, and Visual Studio Code extensions are installed into the user's home directory.
As its name suggests Visual Studio Code is a code editor with an embedded terminal, not a full scale IDE, but the latest iteration of Visual Studio Code is a very good code editor.